Universidade do Minho
Acquiring knowledge and experience
University of Minho, founded in 1973, is one of the then named "New Universities" that, at that time, deeply changed the landscape of higher education in Portugal. Located in the region of Minho, known for its significant economic activity and by the youth of its population, University of Minho has played the role of development agent in the region.
The level of the scientific, technological and cultural activity of the University has granted its international recognition. Its students finish their degrees and diplomas with a universal perspective, acquiring a rich knowledge and experience that qualifies them over a broad range of competences for their professional activity, and assimilate this reality.
The reputation of University of Minho is reinforced by demonstrative projects, namely: formats the introduction of teaching methodologies, the offer of teaching typologies that address new audiences, the configuration of innovative interfaces, consistent with the scientific structure, and subject to entrepreneurial management.
Sport Service and sport program in University of Minho is recognised by Sports and Academic Authorities, at national and international level, by the excellence of the facilities, skilled and experienced staff, quality of service. Sport program is planned for the Academic community and is fully orientated to the needs and expectations of the Academic community: Students, Staff and Professors. In the Academic Year of 2009/2010, 9422 sports cards have been issued, representing 42% of the Academic community with a regular practise of sport in University of Minho sport facilities.
Minho University sports Service has been created in 1995, and since that, a large experience in organising national and international sport events has been developed: 1998 World University Futsal Championship, 2004 European University Volleyball Championship, 1997 and 2002 final stage of Portuguese University Championships, Qualifying Tournament for the World FIFA Futsal Championship’04, 2006 European University Basketball Championship, 2008 World University Badminton Championship and the 2009 European University Taekwondo Championship.
The Portuguese national federations of Basketball, Futsal, Handball, Badminton, Volleyball, Taekwondo, and Karate use on a regular base the University of Minho Sport facilities to host national and international events, as well as to prepare national teams for important events.